Some of its nutritional value, such as vitamin C content, may also be lost.
Many factors can have an effect on the durable life of a product.
(December 2015) Date marks give a guide to how long food can be kept before it begins to deteriorate or may become unsafe to eat.
The two types of date marking are use by dates and best before dates.
Food label regulations are enforced by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and dictate the type of information that must be on the label and where the label can be placed on the package.
Exact requirements for your package size and type can be confusing.
Before you have labels printed, share a draft version with a Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) sanitarian or the FDA small business representative in your region to make sure you have met all labeling requirements.